LEGAL NEW SOLID REAGENTS
Due to an increase in use of illegal explosives European Union has passed the regulation nr 2019/1148 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors, making it illegal for members of the general public to purchase or own most products containing more than 15% of sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is the main ingredient of most common reagent tests: Marquis, Mecke, Mandelin, Liebermann, Froehde and Hofmann, therefore it is now a criminal offence in the EU to buy and use without a license these reagents in their standard liquid formula.
Luckily there is a solution – new solid (crystal) reagents licensed from reagent-tests.uk. Solid reagents use the same chemistry as liquids, just bound to an inert crystaline substance. Crystal reagents have multiple advantages over liquids:
- Easier to apply the desired amount
- No spill risk, greatly increased safety
- No need to patiently wait for each drop from a bottle
- Compliant with European and British regulations on corrosive chemicals
We have upgraded all our relevant formulas and replaced the now illegal liquid reagents with fully legal solids. SDS safety sheets available at request.